Moved from ON to QC. I need to a new number, and keep old one

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I moved from Oakville ON to Montreal QC. I need a local cell number, but I would like to keep an old several month more. Moreover, I moved due a serious reason: studying. 

I need data for Montreal's new number. I don't need data anymore for my Ontario's profile in order to keep keep my old cell active.

I have a tab monthly contract. So, my Ontario's cell is locked.  However I have an additional spare cell with, which is even much better than the one I have to pay for.

I pay $45 and have 750 MB of Data. In addition, I pay for my tab $7 per month, and I have to pay out $77.

What are my options? I would like to stay a koodo client, if there is a proper solutions for my case.

If there is no solution, I would like to find a way how to pay out for my tab, change my contract for the cheapest one  for a few month, and cancel the contract completely later.

So, what are the options and what are my steps?
Thanks for your advice.
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BobTheElectrician

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You can get a new QC number and benefit from the sometimes cheaper QC plans, including the data. Tab obligation and payments continue as before.

If you just need any local Oakville number, then sign up with a VoIP provider (such as Fongo, voip.ms, CallCentric) for that service and get those voice calls forwarded to your new QC number for a few dollars a month. AFAIK, if you insist on keeping your current number, then it gets complicated, since porting out that number will close your Koodo account, involving paying off the tab balance, etc.

Have done this several times when I snowbird, and dropping an old number is usually a lot less eventful than I would have thought it to be.
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Another option - drop your Ontario plan to the minimum $28 / talk plan, and still pay off your TAB at the current rate. Then get a Quebec plan, possibly at a cheaper rate than an equivalent ON plan would be for your needs.

You can move the SIM for either plan to the phone which best meets your needs for that plan.
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Thank you all! I have figure out a following solution: 1) New Montreal based number and monthly plan with data 2) The cheapest pre-paid plan for Ontario number plus min ammount of minuts in order to able to recieve calls. 4) Call rediraction to the Montreal number (free) 5) Pay out the tab (it's locked for Koodo, but it is still okay)  6) Paid for 2 new simcards 
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Seems like you found a solution which will best meet your needs!  Excellent!